Adjunct Staff

Dr Henry Prunckun

BSc, MSocSc, MPhil, PhD

Adjunct Associate Research Professor
off campus


Dr Henry Prunckun is an Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. He is a methodologist who specialises in the study of transnational crime — espionage, terrorism, drugs and arms trafficking, as well as cyber-crime. He is the author of numerous reviews, articles, chapters, and books. He is the winner of two literature awards and a professional service award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. He has served in a number of strategic research and tactical intelligence capacities within the criminal justice system during his previous twenty-eight-year operational career, including almost five years as a senior counterterrorism policy analyst. In addition, he has held several operational postings in investigation and security.


Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
  • Eliminating Banknotes: Policy Considerations for Australian Tax Evasion, Kathleen Clough, 2021
  • Intelligence Support for Tactical Policing: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace, Daniel G. Boyd, 2020
  • Anatomy of Death Investigations: A Qualitative Evaluation of Investigative Methods, Christina Witt, 2017
  • Intelligence Meets Enforcement: Heartache or Harmony in Responding to “Wicked Issues” Such as Transnational Criminality? Richard Stewart Shortt, 2015
Doctor of Policing and Security
  • On the Crime Beat 2.0: Citizen Journalism, Crowd-Sourced Policing and the Police Narrative in Canadian News, Veronica S.E. Fox, 2018
  • When the Full Moon Rises Over the Sunshine State: An Eight Year Examination of Queensland Policing Data Relating to the Full Moon, Geoffrey Kenneth Sheldon, 2016
  • New South Wales Police Force’s Social Media Policy: Creating, Sharing and Exchanging Information and Ideas, Carlene Jane Mahoney, 2016
  • Queensland Police Service’s Professional Standards Training Continuum, Mark Brendan Harvey, 2014
  • Anticipating the Unknowns: An Australian Terrorism Investigation Strategy, David John Gawel, 2013
Doctor of Public Policy
  • International Aid Effectiveness: Australian Police in Timor-Leste 2006–2012, David John Cahill, 2013
  • Police Efficiency Indicators for the Twenty-First Century: The Relationship between Police Officer Performance and Reported Crime in New South Wales, Sandy Nadazdy, 2013
  • Competing Demands: New Public Management and Intelligence-Led Policing, Charl Jacobus Crous, 2010
Doctor of Philosophy
  • Muslim Perspectives: Developing a Best Practice Model for Engaging the Muslim Community in Addressing Extremism in Australia, Nada Roude, 2018
  • Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis: Exploring the State of Intelligence since 9/11, Patrick F. Walsh , 2013


  1. Henry Prunckun, Espionage Black Book Three: Surveillance Explained (South Australia: Bibliologica Press: 2021);
  2. Henry Prunckun, Espionage Black Book Two: Codes and Ciphers Explained (South Australia: Bibliologica Press: 2021);
  3. Henry Prunckun, Writing a Criminal Justice Thesis (South Australia: Bibliologica Press: 2021);
  4. Henry Prunckun, Espionage Black Book One: Intelligence Databases Explained (South Australia: Bibliologica Press: 2020);
  5. Henry Prunckun, The Art of Reconnaissance: With Analytic Annotations (South Australia: Bibliologica Press: 2019);
  6. Henry Prunckun writing as Oliver Yardley, Paradox of Trust (South Australia: Bibliologica Press, 2019);
  7. Hank Prunckun, Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis, Third Edition (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019);
  8. Hank Prunckun, Counterintelligence Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition, (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019);
  9. Henry Prunckun and Troy Whitford, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2019);
  10. Henry Prunckun, writing as Henry Perotti, Stories: Collected Short Fiction (Albany, OR: Champagne Books, 2018);
  11. Henry Prunckun, editor, Cyber Weaponry: Issues and Implications of Digital Arms (Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, 2018);
  12. Henry Prunckun, writing as Oliver Yardley, In the Garden Where We've Been Planted, (Oregon City, OR: Champagne Books, 2018);
  13. Henry Prunckun, How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance: From and Civilian and Military Perspective (London: Pen & Sword Books, 2015);
  14. Hank Prunckun, Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis, 2nd edition (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015);
  15. Hank Prunckun, editor, Intelligence and Private Investigation: Developing Sophisticated Methods for Conducting Inquiries (Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 2013);
  16. Hank Prunckun, Counterintelligence Theory and Practice (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012);
  17. Hank Prunckun, Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press Inc., 2010);
  18. Henry Prunckun, Shadow of Death: An Analytic Bibliography on Political Violence, Terrorism and Low-Intensity Conflict (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press Inc., 1995);
  19. Henry Prunckun, Special Access Required: A Practitioner's Guide to Law Enforcement Intelligence Literature (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press Inc., 1990); and
  20. Henry Prunckun, Information Security: A Practical Handbook on Business Counterintelligence (Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1989).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Geoff Sheldon and Henry Prunckun, When the Full Moon Rises Over the Sunshine State: A Quantitative Evaluation of Queensland Police Calls for Service Relating to the Full Moon—2004 to 2011,” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, Vol. 12, Issue 1, January–June 2017, pp. 129–138;
  2. Troy Whitford and Henry Prunckun, “Discreet, Not Covert: Reflections on Teaching Intelligence Analysis in a Non-Government Setting,” Salus Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp.48–61;
  3. Henry Prunckun, “The Paradox of Fiction and Terrorism's Overshadowing of Organised Crime as a Law Enforcement Concern,” Salus Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 62–81;
  4. Henry Prunckun, “First Principles of Intelligence Analysis: Theorising a Model for Secret Research,” Salus Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 31–47;
  5. Henry Prunckun, “The First Pillar of Terror—Kill One, Frighten Ten-Thousand: A Qualitative Analysis of the Doctrinal Shift Associated with the ‘New Terrorism’,” The Police Journal: Theory, Practice, and Principles, Vol. 87, No. 3, 2014;
  6. Henry Prunckun, “Extending the Theoretical Structure of Intelligence to Counterintelligence,” Salus Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 31–49;
  7. Henry Prunckun, “Covert Radio Communications: A Viable Tactic for International Terrorists”? Defense and Security Analysis, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 2014;
  8. Hank Prunckun, “A Ground Theory of Counterintelligence,” American Intelligence Journal, Vol. 29, Number 2, December 2011, pp.6–15;
  9. Hank Prunckun, “Bogies in the Wire”: Is there a Need for Legislative Control of Cyber Weapons? Global Crime, Vol. 9, Number 3, August 2008, pp. 262–272;
  10. Hank Prunckun, "Does Price Really Matter?: The Relationship between Heroin Price and Purity in Australia and the Ramifications for International Drug Enforcement," Global Crime, Vol. 8, Number 4, November 2007, pp. 367–380;
  11. Hank Prunckun, "A Rush to Judgment? The Origin of the 2001 Australian 'Heroin Drought' and Its Implications for the Future of Drug Law Enforcement," Global Crime, Vol. 7, No. 2, May 2006, pp.247–255;
  12. Henry Prunckun and Phillip B. Mohr, "Operation El Dorado Canyon: An Evaluation of the U.S. Air-Raid on Libya," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 20, No. 3, July-September 1997, pp. 267–280;
  13. Henry Prunckun, “The Intelligence Analyst as Social Scientist: A Comparison of Research Methods,” Police Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1996, pp. 67–80; and
  14. Henry Prunckun, "It’s Your Money They're After: Sting Operations in Consumer Fraud Investigation," Police Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 1988, pp. 190–194.
Government Research Report
  1. Henry Prunckun, A Matter of Public Concern: An Evaluation of Legislation Intended to Protect Women in the Home (Adelaide, South Australia: Courts Administration Authority, 1994).

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